Barstobrick is part of Fellend Farm, which sits on a wider estate known as Queenshill. The site of the original mansion house is where Queenshill holiday lodges sit today, within the surrounds of ancient woodland with rhododendrons that lead to the walled garden. The Ridge and The Pond holiday lodges are built on land that overlooks Barstobrick Hill and Neilson's monument. The undulation of the land here has made it a perfect spot to locate the various timber lodges, giving each its own sense of privacy and uninterrupted stunning views of the Scottish countryside, looking out to the Galloway hills.
Robin and Hilary Austin have been farming at Fellend since 1985 and while building up the farming business, they have had a hand in a number of ventures to help develop the estate into the beautiful holiday retreat that it is today while continuing the farming traditions and taking care of the land in this picturesque part of Dumfries and Galloway.
Their daughter Elen is now very much involved in running Barstobrick Holiday Lodges and has started developing the accommodation offering to include the new development at The Pond. As well as the way marked walks with storyboards about wildlife, history and farming, she has created the Galloway Faerie Trail, with faeries who have migrated from the Highlands making their home in the Galloway woodlands at Barstobrick.
There are many more plans to build additional lodges in this stunning part of Scotland and the Austin family look forward to welcoming more and more guests to discover the natural delights and outdoor activities that this beautiful corner of Scotland has to offer.